India Secures 133RdRank in 2016 Global Youth Development Index

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India secured 133rd rank from 183 countries including 49 Commonwealth countries in the 2016 Global Youth Development Index (YDI) prepared by Commonwealth Secretariat. Global Youth Development Index measures following in youngsters:

  • Employment
  • Education
  • Health
  • Civic
  • Political participation

Key Facts

  • Top 10 countries in 2016 YDI:
  1. Germany
  2. Denmark
  3. Australia
  4. Switzerland
  5. UK
  6. Netherlands
  7. Austria
  8. Luxembourg
  9. Portugal
  10. Japan
Location of Global Youth Development
  • India՚s neighbour:
    • Sri Lanka at 31st
    • Bhutan at 69th
    • Nepal at 77th

Some Facts About India

  • India has around 20 % of the global youth population with 345 million youngsters aged between 15 and 30.
  • India is fortunate to be facing significant “youth bulge” with 27 % population made up of young people.
Image Shows Some Facts About India
  • India՚s overall rank in 2016 YDU although not satisfactory but shows great promise. India has improved by 11 % in last five years (from 2010 and 2015) .
  • Youth development levels in India are poor in the areas of education, health, and employment.

Commonwealth Secretariat

  • Commonwealth Secretariat is the key intergovernmental agency and central institution of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Engaged in expediting co-operation between members; organizing meetings, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM) , assisting and advising on policy development.
  • Provides support to countries for the implementation of Commonwealth decisions and policies

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